I have hummed these words to myself on many occasions during my time in Vermont so far. Everyday I am adapting and learning to deal with the many challenges that come with being a first year teacher far away from familiarity in this mountainous and cold Arctic land. The seemingly daunting challenges of the classroom and everyday life will continue to occur and winter will soon be here in all it's glory. I continue to wonder what God has in store for my future and sometimes cannot fathom how things work out the way they do. For now, until the curve balls of life settle in the dust, all I need to do is simply trust and obey!
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
The Ballad of a Vine
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